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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
7.3 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

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Overall 8
8.0

Good product, some issues

William M., Newegg
20 November 2013
  • Summary: While I've been working on machines for years this was my first build from scratch. While there have been some glitches, overall the product is great and I would recommend it to other first time builders
  • Pros: Great looking, not a fancy as say, a Sabretooth but the blue and black give it a clean sophisticated design. I used this is a platform for a Hackintosh and one of the benefits is it doesn't require a too almost any modding of kexts to boot up. Plenty of pci slots, sata ports and access. I also li...
  • Cons: Still experiencing boot problems. If there is an HDMI cable plugged into the port on the back then there the system goes into a continuous reboot cycle when starting up or shutting down. This may not affect many people but the RAM slots were close enough to the edge of the board that the RAM heat...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great MoBo, but a little more than I needed

Evan Pearson, Amazon
1 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for a hackintosh build, and it works beautifully, but if I were to do it again, I would've gotten one of the cheaper models. It has more SATA, USB and LAN ports than I will ever use
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Overall 8
8.0

Hackintosh friendly

Kenneth W., Newegg
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Read the hackintosh forums to know what has been documented in successful builds and know what to expect.
  • Pros: most functions work out of the box for hackintosh builds with several small bios options to change found at tonymac86.
  • Cons: The ethernet port is not always recognized with hackintosh builds, but i haven't put time into solving that since my wifi card is running well. The USB3 seems to be hit or miss with Hackintosh builds. My ports work, but i haven't tested to see if they're running USB 3.0 speeds or 2.0. This and th...
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Overall 8
8.0

OSX audio problem

Richard V., Newegg
7 September 2013
  • Pros: Very stable and (mostly) trouble-free board.
  • Cons: Gigabyte has released at least 3 board versions of Z77X-UD5H: 1.0 with blue capacitors, 1.0 with purple capacitors, and 1.1 with upgraded Atheros ethernet and VIA USB 3.0 controllers. Newegg's product photo is of the v. 1.0 with blue capacitors, which is also the version that Newegg shipped to me...
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Overall 8
8.0

Yep. Its a Motherboard

kyle g., Newegg
30 August 2013
  • Pros: The setup of the board is all around nice. Not the top of the line, but nice. Deff happy with it tho. Can use mouse in Bios! Look at how far we have come in technology.
  • Cons: The ram slots are sketchy. I had an odd issue with them myself but its not worth explaining. Even before i made my purchase, i was aware people have said things about the ram...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Mobo

Steve, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: I wouldn't say I'm qualified to give you the most in depth, detailed review of the pros and cons of this motherboard, mainly because I haven't really tried to do anything too fancy with it yet. What I can say is this: Well built, feels solid. BIOS is pretty fancy and a joy to work with.
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Overall 8
8.0

Intel NIC 100 Mbps

Michael Y., Newegg
23 June 2013
  • Pros: Solid board that works well under Windows 7. The board is being used with i7-3770 processor, 3.4 GHz.
  • Cons: Intel NIC can't negotiate gigabit connection. Search the web, and you will find that many others have had this problem. I just gave up and bought another NIC from Newegg -- an Intel NIC. LOL
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Overall 8
8.0

full featured - great for NAS or server

charles h., Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Summary: great board for servers (xeon support) and for NAS, and what not, not really a great OC board
  • Pros: I own two of these, one in use for freenas, two NICs, and 9 sata ports make it very versatile. the second is in use on my main tower though it will be swapped and moved to a server in the next few months (xeon support is Rocks)
  • Cons: I will say USB on the last non beta BIOS has given me issue, i tried the Beta, and had video issues, flashed back and ram issues seem to be gone, voltage regulation seems lax should have been 2 intel NICs would have been worth the extra cost... one of my buddies had an earlier version of the boar...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Emily C., Newegg
12 May 2013
  • Pros: Great mobo for hackintoshing and dual booting. Very easy setup process, easy to navigate BIOS. The error messages on the LED are very helpful as well, since the mobo comes with a very comprehensive manual.
  • Cons: I had to replace the 3V CR2032 battery on the mobo about a month into ownership. Thought it was my PSU but I jump started it and it was fine. Don't know why Gigabyte would sell a board with a half-dead battery, so I'm taking an egg off for that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great hackintosh motherboard

Nicholas W., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Summary: I'm pretty sure I would buy this board again to build another hackintosh. That's probably as good of an endorsement as I can give.
  • Pros: Dualbooting between Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.8. Works great with a BIOS update and the right settings. Running stable with i5 3570K at 4.2Ghz and 16 Gigs of G.Skill at 2133.
  • Cons: Due to the way the board numbers drives, it makes it difficult to get drive0 assigned to the boot drive. Also, the Atheros LAN doesn't seem to work in Mac OS X, even with drivers.
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